The repurposed uses for Mason jars continues. I spent one summer furiously canning. It was the first and only year I’ve done it so far (there are still a couple jars of pickles left that should really meet the trash at this point) though given the bevy of supplies I purchased in that time, I need to do it again. I have every form of canner a person can buy.
In the mean time, without using the canning jars that fill an entire cabinet in my apartment for their intended use, I eagerly look for alternate ideas. The cuppow allowed me to turn jars into sippy cups for coffee (hot and iced) and a protective cap to keep my cat from placing her litter-coated paw in every glass of water I try to drink.
Now Eric Prum and Josh Williams, the minds behind this creation, have repurposed the jar to fit other needs – cocktails. During a no drinking phase some years ago, I rid my house of cocktail tools, including all of the shakers. I didn’t bother replacing any of it. I did keep my old timey ice crusher. Now, I might reinvest in a shaker. I’m a bit of a sucker for simple products that you can’t help but think, why didn’t we have this before?
The Mason Shaker isn’t in production yet. It does have an attractive website. Though they made the startup cost needed through Kickstarter, you can still pledge. $30 will earn you a shaker when production begins, or you could wait and see what the selling price is. At the moment, they intend to sell the shaker as a unit. This is useful for those with no backlog of canning jars, but I do hope at some point they choose to sell the top on it’s own. I definitely do not need to add a new jar to my current collection.
Until it is available, while not ideal, It does strike me that some well placed holes in an existing lid or a screen topper might do the trick in a DIY kind of way. Yeah, I’ll probably make a mess but I can make a mess with even the best designed tools. It’s a special skill.
- via CoDesign